NASCAR at Atlanta is a snoozer! 
I nearly fell asleep twice yesterday during the race. Nothing happened. Nothing at all.

There didn't seem to be anything interesting going on until the last 10 laps, when Jimmie put the smack-down on the field. Way to go, Jimmie!

I think the best part of the entire race was the post-race interview with Hot Carl when we all got to see the moment he found out that Jimmie came in 2nd. That was priceless!

I'm not sure what they have to do to fix it, whether it's repaving the track to get more grip or what, but something needs to be done. One of the most exciting aspects of NASCAR is the constant battles for position and the ability to pass. If they're driving like they're on ice and can't get around one another, then what are we watching for?


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Does it matter whether a journalist can write a sentence? 
At least twice this week I've read articles in The Star in which two or more blatent errors jump out at me to bring into question whether the person writing it could pass even a remedial English test.

Don't they have proof readers or editors or something to check these things out?

Shouldn't it be a pre-requisite when writing for a major news publication that you be fluent in the language it's published in?

I understand that an error may slip in every now and then, but considering how short the articles are, having more than one a week should be unacceptable, much less more than one per article!

Forgetting the seriousness of the content, here is the article I am reading now:

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/523123


Police have previously revealed that the deadly attacked occurred within moments of Rajiv parting ways with several friends, who had been walking with him.



Rajiv was died from his injuries in hospital.



But Rajiv's family didn't think the accused looked concern as he stood in the prisoner's box.


Someone should send Bob Mitchell (Staff Reporter) for some summer school or something.


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The Leafs are UNDEFEATED!! 
Congratulations to the Toronto Maple Leafs for their as-yet undefeated season!

They're currently top of the league in victories against defending Stanley Cup champion teams.

Good for them.

Of course, victory this year would be to finish dead-last and get the best possible draft pick... so technically they've already begun to fail.

Way to go, boys!


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Are they trying to end the world? 
I read an article in the paper this morning about a Japanese company that's created a cybernetic suit that can enhance a persons capabilities.

That seems all well and good, except that their marketing people must be having fits right about now!

The company is called Cyberdyne and the robot suit is called HAL.

If that's not a harbinger of doom, then I don't know what is!!



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Tonight's Vice-Presidential Debate 
I know I should be paying better attention to the Canadian leaders debate tonight, and I know that Elizabeth May might make some idiot comment or other that I'll find endlessly amusing, but really... I just can't get into it.

I know right now that It's just going to be a four-pronged attack on Mr. Harper and that's just not terribly interesting to me.

What IS interesting to me is finding out what the Sarah Palin train wreck will run into next!!

My prediction is that she answers at least one of the questions with this:

"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, um, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq and everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uh, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, should help South Africa and should help Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future."

If it happens, she'll be immortal.

Now we all just have to pray that Gwen Ifill asks the candidates why American kids can't find America on a map.


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